Are you this tough guy (or woman) who gets results?
Some leaders don't care much about how other people see them. They think they can get away with being a bullying, arrogant, or stubborn behavior, as long as this (seems to) get them results.
Such behavior is probably seen as a sign of incompetence. And it is likely that it does not help them get results in the long run. On the contrary.
Nine out of ten leaders with high emotional self-awareness lead a high-energy, high performance team. Coincidence?
Read more details in the article below from my business partners at Korn Ferry
Here is some of the data about Emotional Self-Awareness that shows why this competency is so important. For one thing, a boss being a bully or arrogant or stubborn is often viewed by subordinates as a sign of incompetence. Those traits correlate with poor financial results, being bad at managing talent and inspiring people to do their best, and being a poor team leader. Korn Ferry Hay Group research found that among leaders with multiple strengths in Emotional Self-Awareness, 92% had teams with high energy and high performance. Great leaders create a positive emotional climate that encourages motivation and extra effort, and they're the ones with good Emotional Self-Awareness. In sharp contrast, leaders low in Emotional Self-Awareness created negative climates 78% of the time.